• Carmen Marie Fabio

Hudson mayor takes medical leave


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Hudson Mayor Ed Prévost announced March 16 that he’s taking an extended medical leave from his position at the advice of his physician.

“I’ve sent a note to members of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizing committee, and council, and told them I’ll be taking some time off,” Prévost told Your Local Journal.

Prévost said he will follow the medical advice and in his absence, council and administrative staff at the Town Hall will be assuming his duties as necessary.

Despite the difficult circumstances experienced recently at the town with the ongoing litigation issues over the breached dam at Pine Lake, a wrongful dismissal suit launched by former Director General Catherine Haulard, and undisclosed complaints made against Prévost to the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT), Prévost vowed to resume his duties as soon as his doctors give their approval.

“I’m not a quitter,” he said. “It’s not changing my whole attitude with respect to the job and the challenges that we have in front of us. I intend to hang in until it’s all behind us.”

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